Daphne Wright: A Quiet Mutiny at the Crawford Gallery, Cork.

I first became aware of Aosdana* member Daphne Wright through her RHA** show in Dublin two years ago. The piece from that show that stuck in my head was Stallion: a horse on its back, half flayed and writhing in agony, made from marble dust. The workmanship and detail were exquiite but ultimately the piece …

London: Mike Nelson ‘The Asset Strippers’ at The Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain.

Looking at Mike Nelson's installation in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain, 2019, 'a cross between a sculpture court and an asset strippers’ warehouse' that includes objects from the post-war Britain including enormous knitting machines, woodwork stripped from a former army barracks, graffitied steel awnings and doors from an NHS hospital and a variety of …

Semester 2 : Week 8 ~ Studio Thoughts – Phyllida Barlow, Robert Morris, Linda Benglis.

Quite a few thoughts today to with work I got done, Stephen's chat, and my own research. I still feel a bit frustrated, that I haven't found a...fulcrum but also worried that I shouldn't find a fulcrum..or starting point for my practice. Less is more or more is more?Yet I am sick of constant confusion. …

Semester 2 : Week 6 ~ Studio Update : Trust & Let Go – Andrea Fraser, Thomas Hirschhorn, Martin Kippenberger

While everyone has been baking in the heatwave outside I have been baking the studio for the last two days. It was meant to be for four full days but the college had to close today so I am catching up on my blogging and notebooks. Much of the studio work for the semester so …

Semester 2 : Placing Practice-Hearing Impairment and Cetacean Culture

'For a biologist, culture is primarily a flow of information-both ideas and behaviours-between members of a population, which happens because they learn from each other.' (Whitehead, 2011)   'Without information getting from one animal or plant to another there would be no life.' (Whitehead, 2011) In a 2011 interview with writer Philip Hoare, biologist Hal …